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  •  The article points to the GOP (8+ / 0-)

    Thank you LaFeminista for your post.  I agree with everything you said with one minor niggle.

    I read the NYT editorial and was suprised to see the editorial say unambiguusly that the voter-suppression effort was a republican effort.  The republican party is mentioned several times as instigaotrs of the effort to stop voting and discount votes, and even mentions one prominant GOP by name.  Nowhere does the editorial say that "both sides do it", or that the democratic party or any other party is involved.

    And I say I was suprised to read this because it is very rare these days to read such a direct attack on the misbehaviors of the republican party in any mainstream media source.

    Anyways, I thought the NYT editorial was spot-on, and I appreciate your post calling attention to it.  Keep up the good work.

    "The fool doth think he is wise: the wise man knows himself to be a fool" - W. Shakespeare

    by Hugh Jim Bissell on Sun Nov 04, 2012 at 05:27:14 AM PST

    •  Oops. (1+ / 0-)
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      Guess I should have read the editorial.  The NYT holds off from clearly labeling it as election fraud (or if they did, I missed it in skimming the article), and the headline is lacking, but the Republicans are clearly identified as the guilty party throughout the text, so I agree with you that this

      THe NYT fails to make it clear that this is not a bipartisan effort, one party alone is to blame for the disenfranchisement and extra costs and that is:

      The Republican Party, from top to bottom and from side to side.

      isn't entirely correct.  However, it would have been much better if they had included "REPUBLICAN election fraud" in the title.

      I am become Man, the destroyer of worlds

      by tle on Sun Nov 04, 2012 at 06:45:01 AM PST

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      •  I thought this muddied the waters (3+ / 0-)
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        One of the saddest signs of the politicization of the voting process and the counting of ballots has been the armies of lawyers assembled by both parties in the swing states where the vote is likely to be the closest.
        It was unnecessary to the rest of the text in my view.

        They didn't go the final yard and call it what it is.

        "Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing." Arundhati Roy

        by LaFeminista on Sun Nov 04, 2012 at 06:54:54 AM PST

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    •  I say it is one step further than supression (4+ / 0-)
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      I say it is organized, intimidatory and designed to disenfranchise.

      "Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing." Arundhati Roy

      by LaFeminista on Sun Nov 04, 2012 at 06:49:31 AM PST

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      •  Am toying with idea of labeling it "Russian-style (2+ / 0-)
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        Election Tactic."

        "extreme concentration of income is incompatible with real democracy.... the truth is that the whole nature of our society is at stake." Paul Krugman

        by Gorette on Sun Nov 04, 2012 at 07:03:55 AM PST

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